Chinese state media is promoting the narrative that the worsening food crisis in Africa is due to Western sanctions against Russia rather than because Moscow invaded a sovereign country.
CGTN published a short clip on Tuesday of an interview with Namibian Agriculture Minister Calle Schlettwein. The headline implied that he validated the Chinese position, but he actually didn’t, at least not in the quoted segment of the interview.
- Get a daily email packed with the latest China-Africa news and analysis.
- Read exclusive insights on the key trends shaping China-Africa relations.
- Full access to the News Feed that provides daily updates on Chinese engagement in Africa and throughout the Global South.